Labour Mobility Policy

The basis of the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) and the New West Partnership Trade Agreement (NWPTA) is to promote an open, efficient and stable domestic market for long-term job creation and economic growth. RECA strongly supports these agreements. 

In accordance with the spirit and intent of these agreements, RECA will facilitate labour mobility to real estate and mortgage brokers licensed and conducting brokerage activities in other Canadian jurisdictions when:
• they wish to move to Alberta to set up residence and conduct brokerage activities in Alberta; or,
• they wish to maintain their residence in another Canadian jurisdiction but wish to conduct brokerage activities in Alberta; and 
• the originating jurisdiction has education and occupational standards

All licensing applicants in Alberta must sign a declaration (included in the licence application) that acknowledges their obligations to:
• know, understand, and practice in strict accordance with the Real Estate Act of Alberta, including the Regulations and Rules
• familiarize themselves with the laws of Alberta as they apply to the business of an industry member
• only engage in work or provide services when they are competent to do so

If the licence in the originating jurisdiction does not include education or occupational standards for a specific area of practice in Alberta, the applicant is required to complete education requirements related to area(s) of practice not covered by the licence in their originating jurisdiction.

Alberta, British Columbia and Nova Scotia practice designated agency and transaction brokerage.  As real estate professionals outside of these jurisdictions do not receive education in designated agency and transaction brokerage, they must complete the Consumer Relationships e-learning course on these topics. The Consumer Relationships course fee is $300 and its completion must be within 120 days of RECA issuing a licence.

You can request a review of your eligibility for labour mobility by completing an online application. Click here for more information. You can request a review of your eligibility for labour mobility by completing an online application and paying the $100 application fee.

All labour mobility applicants must give RECA a current certified criminal record check (CCRC). Click here for RECA’s CCRC policy. If you do not apply for your CCRC in a timely manner, a delay may occur in processing of your licence application.